Search Results for: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Inmarsat Selects Mitsubishi as Launch Provider for Airbus-Built 6th Generation Satellite

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will serve as the launch provider for a satellite that Airbus built for Inmarsat‘s sixth generation satellite fleet. The Inmarsat-6 F1 satellite will be launched aboard the MHI H-IIA launch vehicle in 2020 to offer new capacities for the former’s customers including advanced global safety services, mobile services …

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Nikkei: Lockheed, Mitsubishi Submit Joint Response to Japan’s F-2 Replacement RFI

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson has said her company and its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have jointly responded to Japan’s request for information on stealth fighter aircraft in August, Nikkei reported Saturday. Sam Nussey writes that Japan is considering whether to develop new aircraft domestically, tap foreign defense companies or just procure additional …

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Report: BAE, Babcock, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi Eye Partnership for Australian Submarine Program

BAE Systems and Babcock International want to join a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries–Kawasaki Heavy Industries alliance in pursuit of a $50 billion contract to build submarines for the Australian military, Defense World reported Friday. The two British defense contractors maintain operations in Australia. Defense World quoted a Japanese defense official as …

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Report: MBDA, Mitsubishi Electric Explore Partnership to Develop F-35 Missiles

MBDA and Mitsubishi Electric are undertaking a preliminary deal to develop midrange missiles for the F-35 fighter jets as part of the Japanese government’s efforts to establish international defense procurement partnerships, Reuters reported Thursday. Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo report the deal would be the first to involve using Japanese-built parts for missile exports as Prime …

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Japan Receives First JASDF F-35A Aircraft

The first F-35A aircraft directly assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force has landed on Misawa Air Base, Japan. The jet will be assigned to the JASDF’s 3rd wing, and is the second of its kind built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ Nagoya-based final assembly and check-out facility, Lockheed Martin F-35 said Saturday. The particular …

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Lockheed: Japan Rolls Out 1st Locally Assembled F-35A Aircraft

Japan has unveiled its first locally-assembled, Lockheed Martin-made F-35A fighter aircraft at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ F-35 final assembly and check out facility in Nagoya. Lockheed said Monday MHI operates the F-35 FACO in Japan with technical support from Lockheed personnel and oversight from U.S. government officials. The launch ceremony was attended by Japanese …

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Lockheed Unveils Initial F-35A for Japan Air Self Defense Force; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Lockheed Martin and Japan have marked the delivery of the country’s first F-35A aircraft in a ceremony held Friday to commemorate the national defense and security alliance between Japan and the U.S. More than 400 guests from the government, military and defense industry sectors in both countries attended the F-35A rollout ceremony, Lockheed Martin said Friday. “As the security environment …

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Jeff Kohler: Boeing in Talks With Japan for Potential Fighter Aircraft Development

An official with Boeing said the company held talks with Japanese government representatives at the Farnborough International Airshow to propose a possible collaboration on the development of a fighter jet that would replace the country’s F2 planes, Nikkei Asian Review reported Saturday. Jeff Kohler, vice president of international business development …

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